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R&D scale oxidation oven Despatch Industries has been offering innovative thermal processing solutions for over a century, providing oxidation ovens to carbon fibre producers for the past 30 years. Despatch has pioneered the centre-toend airflow technology, which combines product uniformity with a low cost of ownership. Despatch is now introducing a R&D-scale oxidation oven that will enable customers to optimize their processes and evaluate the centre-to-end airflow technology. The R&D-scale oxidation oven will produce results that are similar to larger, full-scale production ovens. Despatch manufactures multiple-size production ovens, including the CTE 3500 which is designed to produce 2,700 tons of carbon fibre annually. Customer testing has shown that the centre-to-end airflow technology can produce more than 20% higher density gain than cross-flow ovens. Most customers translate that to faster line speeds and greater throughput. Either way, it means that customers can get more for their investment when using a centre-to-end oxidation oven. www.despatch.com phase systems (like those used to produce the 787 wing panels, see picture); and (2) AFP (Automatic Fibre Placement) machines, which integrate the Coriolis Composites dispensing system. The company’s last achievement is a large 32-tow system (¼”) installed at Airbus. www.forest-line.com New kind of Jacquard machine used in the manufacture of carbon fibre fabrics Sigmatex installs a Stäubli Unival 100 Jacquard machine, this being the first of its kind used in the manufacture of carbon fibre fabrics. At 1.5mtr wide and consisting of a 5,000 hook design, each with its own actuator, individual warp yarn can be independently lifted thus offering flexibility in the manufacture of 3 dimensional (3D) carbon fibre fabrics. The Unival 100 is capable of producing technical 3D fabrics to exacting quality standards and presents Sigmatex with cutting edge manufacturing technology. Located in its new purpose built UK facility, this machine will concentrate heavily on Research and Development of 3D carbon fibre fabrics for a number of markets and applications. “Yet another example of investment in plant, equipment and technology that Sigmatex has undertaken in order to continue its growth and expansion in the manufacture carbon fibre technical textiles” quotes Scott Murray, Technical Manager. www.sigmatex.com Despatch Industries Courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Forest-Liné Improvements in automatic fibre placement and tape laying Forest-Liné’s range of processing solutions for fibre-resin composites is continuously expanding. It presently includes: (1) ATL (Automatic Tape Laying) systems for both flat and contoured large parts, from simple single-phase machines to large dual- Sigmatex 2008 / Special JEC Composites Asia V
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008

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- Applications Composite aerodynamic front-end cabs for passenger trains
- Citadel Plastics acquires BMC Inc.
- Niche market Durable concrete formwork system
- Cool radiators for hot trucks
BUSINESS - Market survey Hexcel anniversary in 2008 marked by investment
- Raw material Corrosion resistance of High-Performance Glass fibres
USERS’ PLATFORM KNOW-HOW Composites in the world Carbon fibre iPhone case
- New generation of hydrogen cars
- Architecture Composites and architecture: the perfect couple
- EEE enclosures
- Thermoplastics Reinforced thermoplastics enable affordable storm-resistant structures
- Gurit signs 4-year supply agreement with EADS
Innovations
- TechnoCompound expands its production
- SGL Group opens central technology and innovation centre
Agenda of events
FEATURE - Partnership Smart composite materials project DECID2 for structural applications
- Hankuk Fiber Group, one man’s determination
- Process Rapid processing of tubular parts made of thermoplastic composites ......................................
- Process Polydicyclopentadiene winning over construction professionals
- Trenchless pipes’ installation
- Corrosion Composite linings for corrosion protection
- Unmanned aircraft made of high-temperature prepreg
- High impact-strength spokes
NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies GKN Aerospace creates repair facility for metallic and composite structures
- Raw material SMC/BMC compounds for building and construction
- Trends Coatema expertise: coating and materials handling technologies for prepregs
- The world’s largest offshore wind farm project
- Subsea structures
- Design “Eco-characterisation” of composite materials
- Special JEC Composite Asia
- Hitco to supply components for the B787
- Sandwich structure Polypropylene honeycombs for a variety of uses
- Head restraint system
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies GKN Aerospace creates repair facility for metallic and composite structures
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Hitco to supply components for the B787
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Hankuk Fiber Group, one man’s determination
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - Innovations
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - BUSINESS - Market survey Hexcel anniversary in 2008 marked by investment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Niche market Durable concrete formwork system
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Trends Coatema expertise: coating and materials handling technologies for prepregs
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - FEATURE - Partnership Smart composite materials project DECID2 for structural applications
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Architecture Composites and architecture: the perfect couple
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Raw material SMC/BMC compounds for building and construction
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Process Polydicyclopentadiene winning over construction professionals
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Thermoplastics Reinforced thermoplastics enable affordable storm-resistant structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Sandwich structure Polypropylene honeycombs for a variety of uses
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Corrosion Composite linings for corrosion protection
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - High impact-strength spokes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Head restraint system
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Applications Composite aerodynamic front-end cabs for passenger trains
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Trenchless pipes’ installation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Unmanned aircraft made of high-temperature prepreg
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Subsea structures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Design “Eco-characterisation” of composite materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Raw material Corrosion resistance of High-Performance Glass fibres
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Process Rapid processing of tubular parts made of thermoplastic composites ......................................
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #42 - July/August 2008 - - Special JEC Composite Asia
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